Monday, April 26, 2010

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Reports:  David Ellis presents "Constitution as Resolution? Interpreting Prussia's Constitutional Debate among Conservatives in the 1848 Revolution" and Nirmala Salgado presents "Global Empowerment, Local Practices: Gendered Experiences of Contemporary Buddhist Nuns" 
Evald 120

4:00 - 5:30 PM - LSFY 103 Meeting
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - "Don't Call Me Sir: A Transgender Story" - Dr. Stephanie Dykes
Science 304

7:00 PM - The River Readings at Augustana (postponed from the original date of 1-21-10)
Robyn Schiff & Nick Twemlow read from their poetry
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

10:45 AM - Student Recitals (various students)
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 -11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - A Special Inter-Faith Worship Service will be in place of a speaker today
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma presents: "Meditation and Managing Stress"
Andreen Basement

5:30 PM - Screening of the documentary, "A Mirror to the Heart"
sponsored by the Africana Studies Program for Minority Health Month

Olin Auditorium

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

8:00 AM - Augustana Guitar Ensemble
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Evald Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study:  The Path of Descent
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

3:45 PM - Teaching Circle
Wilson Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma presents: "Ordaining Buddhist Women in Asia: Contemporary Perspectives"
Old Main 128

9:30 PM - Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Thursday, April 29, 2010

10:30 AM - Division Meetings
various locations - see announcements

11:30 AM - Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

4:30 PM - "Don't Act Now! Selling Sexual Abstinence in the Religious Marketplace" presented by Sara Moslener
Olin 304

7:00 PM - Community Lecture Series:  Arthur Pitz presents: "The American Eugenics Movement: Precursor to the Holocaust"
Science 102

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Venerable Bhikkhuni Kusuma presents: Interfaith Understanding Group - talk and meditation
Ascension Chapel, 2nd floor, Founders Hall

Friday, April 30, 2010

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations:   "Gender Matters:  How can I (or why should I) think about gender?
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, May 1, 2010

2:00 PM - Student Recital, River Stanford, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert
Centennial Hall

Sunday, May 2, 2010

10:30 AM - Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor 

5:00 PM - Sunday Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

6:00 PM - Webster Competition
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Volume 8, Issue 26 - April 26, 2010

This Week's Message

If you are a careful reader of the President's Newsletter, you will already know that a new entity is coming into being on campus-the Community Engagement Center.  This Center (CEC) is intended to be the gateway that opens the community beyond Augustana to our students, whether that community is right next door or around the world, and at the same time be the door for any community member who wants to interact with Augustana students, faculty and staff. 

While some pieces of the CEC are still taking shape, the core will bring together offices that have always worked closely together: the Career Center, Office of Internship Services, the Center for Vocational Reflection, the International Studies Office and others.  We hope to be able to reconfigure our offices in such a way to collaborate even more effectively together and become a visible place of connection on campus and beyond.

A glance at the chart below indicates some of the elements of the CEC and their relationships.  You'll notice new offices that we hope will be helpful to those of you working on classes with elements of service-learning and those seeking opportunities to volunteer off-campus.  We will also have an office of Entrepreneurial Development dedicated to using the expertise of our students to serve not-for-profits and small businesses in the community.

The most exciting news is that we will all be gathered in a new space-the first floor of Sorensen Hall (two areas-the old Education wing and the present Communication and Marketing area).  It will be a challenge (as Sorensen always is!) to let people know where we are and what we are up to. 

Stay tuned for news of our Grand Opening in the Fall.... and come over to help us move boxes this summer!

community engagement center flow chart

~~Bob Haak